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Posts Tagged ‘pets’

Thieves ditch stolen SUV, leave dog to die


For car theft victim Michael McVey, the tragedy wasn’t losing his car, it was losing his dog.

Witnesses watch SF police car crush Chihuahua


Bystanders say they watched an SFPD cruiser run over and kill a Chihuahua in the Richmond.

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Cat DNA tapped as crime-fighting tool


Forensic scientists are set to publish Britain’s first database of cat DNA so that it can be used for solving crimes.

Cat nabbed from car reunited with owner


Barely 48 hours after being stolen from a car, Roxy the cat returns home “a bit grumpy, but okay.”

Cat burglar nabs kitty from parked car


A $500 reward is being offered for the return of Roxy, a 12-year-old cat stolen out of a parked car in Russian Hill.

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SF law keeps dog walkers on short leash


If walking half a dozen dogs was easy, there would be no need for a new San Francisco law that took effect July 1.

Animals may soon rest in peace in North Beach


A newly discovered grotto beneath a North Beach church may soon be the resting home for hundreds of pets.

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SF startup brings wearable tech to dogs


Whistle is launching a smart pendant that tracks physical activity levels and sleep patterns in your pooch.

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SF dogs have a taste for the mailman


Some dogs in San Francisco know exactly where their favorite bone is: In their mail carrier’s arm.

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When it comes to pet ownership across the nation, the Golden State barely gets off the ground.

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Cute kitties make for ruthless killers


Biologists estimate domestic cats in the U.S. kill up to 3.7 billion birds and as many as 20.7 billion small mammals each year.

A woman brought a cat to a Lafayette vet with an unusual injury — an arrow stuck in its back. Seriously. An arrow.

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California’s lack of snow is no problem for Obi, a sled dog a thousand miles from the North Pole.

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Kitty reunited, and it feels so good


Vanilla the cat — thought long-gone from Sausalito eight years ago — was reunited with his owners in San Francisco.

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Another dog dies in the friendly skies


Michael Jarboe’s Neapolitan mastiff "Bam Bam" arrived at SFO dead after a flight from Miami and a four-hour layover in Houston.

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Rabid bats haunt Lake Merced


A fifth rabid bat found near Lake Merced this year has prompted a warning from health officials.

Too many doggies getting stoned


Northern California vets report more dogs are requiring treatment after eating marijuana. And the effects aren’t pretty.

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SPCA: Say no to puppy mills


Stop looking at that puppy in the window, ditch the puppy mills, and head to your local shelter to adopt a dog.

Stowaway cat unclaimed in Santa Cruz


A mischievous young tabby who got the ride of her life inside the engine compartment of a van remains unclaimed.

The World’s Ugliest Dog has died


Yoda, the reigning World’s Ugliest Dog, had a face only an adopted mother — and a panel of judges — could love.

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Somebody throw Wonder Dog a bone


It’s all sad puppy eyes as we blow a slobbery kiss “goodbye” to Wonder Dog’s Fillmore office.

Ranger tases man for off-leash dogs


A man walking two small dogs was tased by a federal park ranger after refusing an order to leash his animals.

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Downtown doggies have a new place to pee


The tree box on the corner has got nothing on this little slice of doggie heaven in the shadow of the Bay Bridge.

Teach your dog physics


I often tell people my dog is smarter than I am. Now, he has a chance to prove it.
From drinking out of the toilet to “strategic” pooping, Physics for Dogs: A Crash Course in Catching Cats, Frisbees and Cars…